Murmuration (Parvathy’s Review)

Title: Murmuration
Author: TJ Klune
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 28, 2016
Genre(s): Historical, Sci-Fi
Page Count: 324
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

In the small mountain town of Amorea, it’s stretching toward autumn of 1954. The memories of a world at war are fading in the face of a prosperous future. Doors are left unlocked at night, and neighbors are always there to give each other a helping hand.

The people here know certain things as fact:

Amorea is the best little town there is.

The only good Commie is a dead Commie.

The Women’s Club of Amorea runs the town with an immaculately gloved fist.

And bookstore owner Mike Frazier loves that boy down at the diner, Sean Mellgard. Why they haven’t gotten their acts together is anybody’s guess. It may be the world’s longest courtship, but no one can deny the way they look at each other.

Slow and steady wins the race, or so they say.

But something’s wrong with Mike. He hears voices in his house late at night. There are shadows crawling along the walls and great clouds of birds overhead that only he can see.

Something’s happening in Amorea. And Mike will do whatever he can to keep the man he loves.

Murmuration is a beautiful, simple, passionate, emotional love story which expresses a deep profound love between two men in a soul-stirring and yet hauntingly simply manner. The author has expressed a love so deep, intense and moving that you will be marveled by it’s beauty and depth.

Mike and Sean’s love story moves at a slow pace. Mike takes his own time to pursue Sean and what ensues is a haunting and poignant love story. What is so special about this book is that the author narrates their story with such simplicity and honest emotions that you will feel lost in it. Through out the book so many things gives a inkling of what it might be but when the truth is revealed you will be surprised. But what makes this story so beautiful is what happens after. This is perhaps one such love story where the extend to which a person goes for the love of his life has been explored in a truly unexpected manner. All I was left with, after the reading the story, was a love story which managed to wreck my heart into pieces and yet leave with me so much heartfelt emotions.

I don’t want to go too much into the story and spoil it. All I want to say is that this book will definitely give you a one of a kind reading experience and will make you fall in love with the story. TJ Klune has yet again crafted a beautiful and profound love story which will move you with the intensity and passion and will steal your heart…!!

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Galley copy of Murmuration provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


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